Discussion Prompt: analyzing policy (2 diff copies)

How does U.S. government reimbursement policies for healthcare providers impact the use of telemedicine in your state? 


Initial Post:

  • Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
  • Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years 
  • Patton, Zalon, Ludwick Chaps 5 & 6 
  • Additional Required Website Readings: 
    • GovTrack.us (2019). S.787—115th Congress: Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act of 2017. 
    • The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (2019, Oct.). News, Telehealth Policy. Public Health Institute.
    • Telemedicine Regulations in California (2019). Chiron Health. 
    • Wicklund, E. (2019). CMS at ATA: Medicare coverage of telehealth will take some time. mHealth Intelligence. 
    • American Telemedicine Association (ATA) (2019). Policy updates.  Washington, DC: Author.
    • American Telemedicine Association (ATA) (2019). State of the states report: Coverage and reimbursement. Washington,DC: Author.


  • Peterson, M. (2017, Feb.). What is policy analysis?

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